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Doctor Strange Performs Magic For Kids

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dr_strange_jimmy_kimmelIt is always amazing how many magicians and fans of magic are also fans of Super Hero Comics. It comes as no surprise that Doctor Strange is among the most popular characters ever created for those that follow the art of magic.

The basic story line of the classic comic series tells how Dr. Stephen Strange’s life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious commune. He quickly learns that this area is the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. For an earlier stories about the film, PLEASE CLICK HERE and also CLICK HERE.

benedict_cumberbatch_on_transformation_to_doctor_strangeBenedict Cumberbatch will play Stephen Strange, the character unveiled by Marvel Comics artist Steve Ditko back in 1963. For Cumberbatch, this trip into the Marvel universe presents an amazing and expensive change in his career. Thankfully, amid all the film’s bending of space and time, he manages to steer an ideal path between taking the role seriously and finding the humor of the character’s power. He has done several appearances where he performs magic to make a point or has played the “Sorcerer Supreme” in comedy sketches. To see Cumberbatch perform magic PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Recently Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and discussed the humorous aspects of becoming Doctor Strange. In this clip he talkes about visiting a coffee shop while dressed as The Scorcer Supreme.

Jimmy Kimmel admitted to being a longtime fan of Doctor Strange and said he even hired Cumberbatch to perform at a children’s birthday party. Here is that sketch from Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The ensuing sketch featured Benedict Cumberbatch in character as Doctor Strange being commissioned to entertain the kids under Kimmel’s care as a powerful “magician.” After a late arrival, Doctor Strange is overwhelmed with the hyperactivity, as Kimmel admits that the kids aren’t “possessed,” but they “basically ate 50 cupcakes.” When the host nudges Doctor Strange to perform a trick, he’s told that isn’t possible until he offers $150. Things get a bit out of hand when one of the kids ends up missing.

This sketch will warm Cumberbatch up for his November 5th appearance as host of Saturday Night Live. Doctor Strange is scheduled for national release on November 4th. Here is the most recent trailer for the film.

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